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Job Opportunities at AVAC

AVAC seeks talented individuals to join our team of passionate advocates who aim to accelerate ethical research and global delivery of new HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Job Opportunities:



Program Coordinator: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)


About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:

  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services and programs.

Essential Job Functions

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, the Program Coordinator: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning supports AVAC through:

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)

  • Work with the Senior Program Manager to create/update MEL frameworks and data collection procedures, and implement MEL systems across grant-funded projects.
  • Undertake project management of program-level MEL plans, including:
    • Work with the Senior Program Manager and program teams to develop, map out, and execute project management plans that ensure MEL activities and deliverables are on-time and on-target.
    • Communicate timelines, status updates and resource needs.
  • Support all MEL initiatives for AVAC at the organizational and project level, including monitoring data quality and tracking the progress of activities.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Manager and partners to identify, develop, and implement innovative methods for tracking and demonstrating impact of advocacy initiatives.
  • With the Senior Program Manager, AVAC staff and partners, define quantitative and qualitative indicators and tools to monitor program implementation progress.
  • Support AVAC staff and partners’ MEL capacity to properly document, organize and capture program progress.
  • Harvest data and complete data entry, cleaning, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for the preparation of periodic MEL reports for AVAC grants.
  • With guidance from Senior Program Manager, develop presentations and data visualization tools for dissemination and decision-making purposes.

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Maintain quantitative and qualitative data management information systems to gather and visualize MEL data, and identify potential improvements, modifications and/or resource needs.
  • Review donor reports to ensure high quality MEL reporting is submitted on time and that donor, partner and AVAC management queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Track project workplans and deliverables to ensure timelines are met.
  • Support lesson learning on quality assurance related to accurate and efficient data collection and other MEL processes.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and document lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support and participate in program and project evaluations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • Two to three years’ experience in data management, analytics and project coordination supporting external and internal MEL work or similar.
  • Prior experience developing infographics and presentations from data sets in Excel or other platforms to convey complex information in clear, concise visual formats.
  • Strong project coordination skills, including experience supporting a team and managing multiple project components and deliverables.
  • Proven ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with internal and external partners from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures to advance team and organizational objectives.
  • Knowledge and experience in the fields of HIV/AIDS, global health and development a plus.
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis software, STATA, PowerBI or similar platforms a plus.

Salary and Benefits

Expected salary range for this position is $65,000 – 75,000 and will be dependent on experience. AVAC offers a substantial benefits package that includes employer-paid health insurance, including an employer-sponsored HRA, matching contributions to a retirement savings plan and paid new parent leave.

How To Apply

AVAC champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.